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June 17, 2024
What happens after quitting cigarettes

What happens after quitting cigarettes

According to the American Association for Mental Illness, non-smokers live 14 years longer than smokers.

After 1 hour

It also lowers blood pressure and improves blood circulation. The heart rate slows down and reaches normal values

After 12 hours

The last cigarette, the body clears itself of harmful carbon monoxide, which improves the oxygen concentration in the body.

After 24 hours

Improving the amount of oxygen in the body. The likelihood of developing a myocardial infarction decreases. The chances of getting a heart attack decrease sharply, and the heart begins to recover.

After 48 hours

Even two days later, a person may experience increased taste and smell sensations as a result of the restoration of nerve endings. Taste and olfactory qualities are doubled, nerve endings begin to regroup.

After 3 days

Nicotine levels are already reduced. Symptoms of abstinence appear – headache, irritability, lack of good mood and severe tobacco cravings.

In 2 weeks

Nicotine is completely cleared from the body. Breathing is easier. Withdrawal symptoms subside.

After 1 month

The lungs have already begun to improve. The respiratory capacity of the lungs increases, which is accompanied by reduced shortness of breath and cough. Human physical capabilities are improving.

The lungs begin to gradually clear mucus from tobacco poisons. Their capacity increases significantly, blood circulation improves and movements become easier.

Inflammation of the airways (upper and lower) decreases. The lungs regain the ability to self-cleanse, and the mucus accumulated on them from tobacco poisons begins to be expelled. When the proper functioning of the lungs begins to return, a cough and shortness of breath may be observed, which progressively decrease over time.

You begin to feel much more energy within yourself.

After 3 months

Blood circulation continues to improve.

In a year

The risk of coronary heart disease is halved.

After 2 years

The risk of heart attack is reduced to normal and predictable limits.

After 5 years

The chances of developing cancer of the lungs, esophagus, mouth or throat, as well as stroke are reduced by half. You reduce the risk of stroke – the risk is equal to that of non-smokers.

After 10 years

The chance of lung cancer is now the same as in people who have never used tobacco. During this time, the pre cancerous cells are discarded and replaced with healthy ones.

The risk of death decreases as a result of whitewashing. Ten years after you smoke the cigarettes, you will not have the danger from the throat, the uterus, the urinary tract, the kidneys and the pancreas.

After 15 years

The risk of damaging blood vessels is reduced to the levels of a person who has never smoked.

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